Today i did some work with Google earth, setting out a possible path which this aircraft supposedly had flown according to Malaysian authorities.
The outcome is that it is simply not possible.
It is only possible if this aircraft turned back at IGARI and flew in a strait line towards Pulau Perak where it was spotted around 02:40 according to
a malaysian militairy officer.
But here is the problem, how can it be in that location if it was already past VAMPI at 02:29 (first ping line).
Let's theorise that the time stamp is simply wrong and this aircraft flew in a strait line towards the first ping line and passing by Pulau Perak, it
must have been flying with a speed of 466kn or 537 mph.
The distance from IGARI to the first ping line is about 600 miles.
That is possible, but not if it was flying at a very low altitude as mentioned.
i had a chuckle when i read that this airliner has been flown like a fighter jet, at 466kn i imagine that the turnradius must be quite big.
There were multiple witnesses who reported that they saw a plane at low altitude heading towards Bachok.
The time was between 01:30 and 01:45 and all the reports indicated a bearing of
350 dergees north
That is not the direction from which MH370 would have flown towards Malaysia, coming from IGARI it should be 050 or even 060 degrees east if it flew
in a strait line.
But there was an aircraft which came from that direction (343 dergees north) and flew towards and passed by Bachok around 01:31.
This aircraft was an
The only problem is, this aircraft was flying at 37000ft according to FR24.
But if this was the aircraft they had spotted and not MH370, than that means that only the blip at the radar which was mentioned by the military
officer is an indication that MH370 had gone back and flew south.
But that is also unsure.
But it was still unclear why search teams were combing the Malacca Strait, on the western side of the peninsula, until the air force chief told local
media on Tuesday that military radar had picked up a signal showing the plane near the tiny island of Pulau Perak off the west coast – hundreds of
kilometres north-west of Kuala Lumpur – at 2.40am; the time initially indicated by Malaysia Airlines.
It is possible that officials were, and remain, uncertain as to whether they really detected MH370.
All in all, it would be the fail of the century if MH370 lies at the bottom of the South china sea or in the Gulf of Thailand while for weeks planes
have been crossing the southern Indian Ocean and a pilot is dragged through the dirt because of speculations about suicide and taking 238 lives with
One more thing, the testimony from the oil worker on the rig, he spotted something burning of which he thought that it was the plane he had seen.
This might have been a meteor which crashed into the ocean and was the source of the seismic tremor
edit on 14-4-2014 by earthling42 because: (no reason given)
edit on 14-4-2014 by earthling42 because: (no reason